EXCLUSIVE: Mortal Kombat reboot will focus on a brand new character named Cole Turner. That Hashtag Show has also uncovered the very first story and character details.
It’s been over 20 years since a Mortal Kombat film has been in theaters. But the long wait for another live-action adaptation of this immensely popular game is now over as New Line is getting ready to begin casting the reboot — a comeback after Paul Anderson’s Mortal Kombat in 1995 and it’s 1997 sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
The reboot, which has been spearheaded by producer James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company, looks to not only introduce a new character into the franchise but will also bring back some franchise favorites. With Simon Mcquoid locked in direct and a completed script by Greg Russo, the movie’s production seems to be picking up steam.
The Mortal Kombat reboot will focus on a brand new character named Cole Turner. Cole is a Philadelphia boxer that is recruited by a prophecy chaser to compete in a fantastical tournament – the outcome of which determines the fate of Earth and it’s inhabitants.
That Hashtag Show has also discovered what characters are confirmed to appear:
Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity.
Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter.
Supporting Lead Female. 30s. The beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. She recruits Cole and fights bravely and selflessly for a team she can only be a true part of once she earns a medallion in combat.
Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld.
Female. 25-35. A drop dead gorgeous woman that is part of the Outworld side. She wears a sheer gown over thigh-high boots and a revealing one-piece, with a veil that covers her nose and mouth.
JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES
Male. 30-40. “Jax” is a strapping mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in an attack and then joins Sonya and Cole to fight the Outworld.
Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion.
Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat.
Male. No age specified. The great sorcerer of Outworld, whose presence is a storm cloud of dark energy. His ever-changing roulette of faces unfurls an evil smile.
Male. 25-35. An Oni devil mask over his face, his body is composed of twisted sinewy skin, a heavy spiked club replaces one arm.
Male. 25-35. An evil assassin of Outworld, he is outfitted in a black armored vest and trench coat. His entire head is covered by a scarred black respirator. His signature weapons are two razor-sharp hook swords.
Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs.
Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him.
Male. Late 80’s. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old.
Female. 12. Cole’s scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter.
Female. 60s. Cole’s understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian.
Female. 30-35. Cole’s judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily.
What stands out from this character list is the fact that Sub Zero and Scorpion aren’t on it. You can’t make a Mortal Kombat movie without them, right? Although it looks like they won’t be casting these parts with actors, it could just mean that these characters will probably be wearing masks and be played by martial arts’ specialists.
The choice for Raiden being 14 is also very interesting. This should be a very unique role to cast.